Berlin: Mauermuseum/Haus Am Checkpoint Charlie

Berlin is jam-packed full of museums of the historical and art varieties. Being an history enthusiast, I opted for the historical route and spent my first morning at the Mauermuseum (also known as Haus Am Checkpoint Charlie). Admission is 12,50 euros for adults & 9,50 for students (with valid ID) and a photo permit is […]

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Berlin: Holocaust Memorial

A stones throw away from Brandenburg Tor, you’ll find Peter Eisenman’s Holocaust Memorial. The memorial was officially dedicated to the murdered Jews of Europe on 10 May 2005 after seventeen years of brainstorming, negotiations and construction.  What resulted is an abstract grid/maze of concrete columns. The memorial is open to interpretation and numerous theories have […]

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Berlin: Tiergarten

Tiergarten (between Potsdamer Platz and Brandenburg Gate) is one of the world’s largest urban parks and provided a perfect starting grounds for my weekend in Berlin.  It was known for boar and pheasant hunting before being landscaped by Peter Lenne in the 18th century.  The park seems perfect for strolling (as I was), jogging, cycling, […]

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Highgate East Cemetery

Located in the picturesque town of Highgate — former home of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet) — you’ll find one of the most idyllic Victorian cemeteries, Highgate Cemetery.  The West Cemetery – known for its architectural brilliance, mausoleums, and catacombs – can be visited by guided tour only whilst the East Cemetery – known for its […]

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